California Gubernatorial Candidate Declares He Will Reverse State’s Sanctuary City Policies
Republican State Assemblyman Travis Allen has announced that he will be running for the position of California’s governor, and has made it clear that he stands against the Sanctuary State that California has become.
Thanks to SB 54, signed into law by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, local and state law enforcement officials are hindered in their abilities to cooperate with ICE and to turn over criminal illegal aliens to federal agents.
Travis Allen, in an op-ed piece that appeared in the Washington Examiner, went after the politicians who made California an official sanctuary state,
“By enacting Senate Bill 54 and declaring California a ‘sanctuary state,’ Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and liberal Sacramento politicians are draining citizenship of meaning and making a mockery of that history and those aspirations.”
Sanctuary policies, that specifically protect illegal immigrants, have been a hot button topic since the 2015 murder of Kate Steinle, who lost her life to a multiple-times deported illegal alien.
The issue has gained even more attention after President Donald Trump made enforcing the nation’s laws a top priority for his administration.
Seemingly as a form of resistance, Democratic Party politicians have declared their jurisdictions to be sanctuary cities, culminating with Governor Brown signing SB 54 into law.
“This is a public safety issue. There are an estimated 1-2 million criminal illegal immigrants in the United States. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data, undocumented immigrants are just 3.5 percent of the U.S. population but account for 37.6 percent of federal sentences and 13.6 percent of all criminal offenders nationwide.”
Allen also took issue with the idea that sanctuary jurisdiction policies were designed to protect the people of America, which is a common argument from Democratic Party politicians,
“Despite amendments to supposedly make it ‘safer,’ the truth is SB 54’s only purpose is to provide shelter for undocumented immigrants who break laws such as those against domestic violence, drunk driving, assaulting police officers, illegal gang activity, and many, many more.”
California’s current governor, Jerry Brown, has been an open supporter for illegal immigrant activities, and has signed legislation into law that has granted valid American drivers’ licenses to more than 800,000 people who are in the country illegally.
Governor Brown has also been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, and prior to Trump’s victory, joked about building a wall around California if the billionaire businessman won.
What do you think? Do you think Travis Allen has a shot at winning the governorship in a state that leans heavily towards the Left?
Source: The Washington Examiner